Rachel Maddow: U.S. election officials still assessing Russian 2016 cyber attack

Rachel Maddow: U.S. election officials still assessing Russian 2016 cyber attack

THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW 6/21/17  Editor’s note: Rachel Maddow’s ground-breaking report tonight on the extent to which Russian actors may have penetrated local U.S. voting systems — which begins @ approx. 8:40 into the video — is perhaps the most important piece she’s done in months on the potential consequences to American democracy underlying the […]

Bloomberg: Trump, Russia and a Shadowy Business Partnership

Bloomberg: Trump, Russia and a Shadowy Business Partnership

By Timothy L. O’Brien June 21, 2017 The special counsel’s investigation of the White House has come more sharply into focus. Robert Mueller is examining whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice when he fired James Comey as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Washington Post recently reported. As we’ve heard for months now, there is also […]

NYT: Despite Concerns About Blackmail, Flynn Heard C.I.A. Secrets

NYT: Despite Concerns About Blackmail, Flynn Heard C.I.A. Secrets

By MATT APUZZO, MATTHEW ROSENBERG and ADAM GOLDMAN JUNE 20, 2017 WASHINGTON — Senior officials across the government became convinced in January that the incoming national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, had become vulnerable to Russian blackmail. CLICK IMAGE for direct link to NYT story. At the F.B.I., the C.I.A., the Justice Department and the Office of the Director of National […]

CNN: FBI Director nominee removed reference to case involving Russian gov’t from law firm bio

CNN: FBI Director nominee removed reference to case involving Russian gov’t from law firm bio

By Andrew Kaczynski Tue June 20, 2017 Donald Trump’s nominee to be the director of the FBI, Christopher Wray, represented an American energy executive in 2006 who was being criminally investigated by the Russian government. CLICK IMAGE for link to CNN story & video. The detail, which was included on Wray’s biography on the website of […]

Newsweek: DONALD TRUMP, FELIX SATER AND THE MOB: LAWYERS PUSH TO UNSEAL COURT DOCUMENTS THEY SAY COULD SHOW FRAUD BY PRESIDENT

Newsweek: DONALD TRUMP, FELIX SATER AND THE MOB: LAWYERS PUSH TO UNSEAL COURT DOCUMENTS THEY SAY COULD SHOW FRAUD BY PRESIDENT

BY JOSH SAUL ON 6/19/17 Lawyers seeking to unseal documents related to the criminal past of a former business partner of President Donald Trump said in federal court on Monday that the documents may contain evidence that Trump committed fraud. CLICK IMAGE for link to Newsweek story. The sealed documents are from a federal case against Felix […]

Newsweek: MICHAEL FLYNN IS TARGET OF NEW HOUSE INQUIRY RE: HIS DEALINGS IN SAUDI ARABIA AND THE MIDDLE EAST

Newsweek: MICHAEL FLYNN IS TARGET OF NEW HOUSE INQUIRY RE: HIS DEALINGS IN SAUDI ARABIA AND THE MIDDLE EAST

BY JEFF STEIN ON 6/19/17 Updated | First it was Russia and Turkey. Now congressional investigators are zeroing in on the previously undisclosed business dealings of former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn in the Middle East. CLICK IMAGE ABOVE for link to Newsweek story and video. On Monday, the ranking Democrats on two House committees looking […]

WP: At height of Russia tensions, Paul Manafort met with business associate from Ukraine

WP:  At height of Russia tensions, Paul Manafort met with business associate from Ukraine

By Rosalind S. Helderman, Tom Hamburger and Rachel Weiner June 19  In August, as tension mounted over Russia’s role in the U.S. presidential race, Donald Trump’s campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, sat down to dinner with a business associate from Ukraine who once served in the Russian army. Konstantin Kilimnik, who learned English at a military school that some experts consider […]

NYT: Trump’s Business Ties in the Gulf Raise Questions About His Allegiances

NYT: Trump’s Business Ties in the Gulf Raise Questions About His Allegiances

By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK Published JUNE 18, 2017 LONDON — President Trump has done business with royals from Saudi Arabia for at least 20 years, since he sold the Plaza Hotel to a partnership formed by a Saudi prince. Mr. Trump has earned millions of dollars from the United Arab Emirates for putting his name on a golf course, with a second […]

If you missed it: link to the must-see Watergate doc: “All The President’s Men Revisited.”

If you missed it: link to the must-see Watergate doc: “All The President’s Men Revisited.”

By Peter Lance. June 18th On the 45th anniversary of the break-in at the Democratic National Committee Headquarters at The Watergate complex MSNBC aired a two-hour documentary narrated by Robert Redford. It has chilling relevance to the current crisis over Donald J. Trump, Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and his possible obstruction of justice […]

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